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Every 2 months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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Read previous editions of Bulletin in the Archive.

New information on suppliers’ performance now available

Published on 11 October 2013

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Most electricity distribution businesses (EDBs), and Maui Development Limited, have now completed their first annual disclosures under the new information disclosure requirements set last year

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Inaugural conference, Competition Matters, sells out

Published on 11 October 2013

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Next week we will be hosting our first ever conference, Competition Matters, and all tickets have now sold out. However, we are taking names on a waiting list in case of last minute withdrawals.

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Keeping abreast of international developments in competition law and policy

Published on 27 August 2013

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In June 2013 Sue Begg, the Commission’s Deputy Chair, represented New Zealand at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee and working party meetings

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Orion’s customised price-quality path proposal: process, approach and lessons learned

Published on 27 August 2013

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On 29 July Sue Begg, the Commission’s Deputy Chair, attended the Network Resilience and Performance in Infrastructure Assets Conference in Auckland, to give an update on the Commission’s process and approach for evaluating Orion’s proposal for a customised price-quality path (CPP).

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International information exchange between regulators and third-party claimants

Published on 27 August 2013

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Discussion at the annual workshop of the Competition and Law Policy Institute of New Zealand

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Revised mergers and acquisitions, and authorisation guidelines

Published on 29 July 2013

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We’ve recently updated our Mergers and Acquisitions Guidelines and Authorisation Guidelines to reflect developments in case law, international experience, and the Commission’s plain English standard. Following a public consultation period in March this year, we released the revised guidelines last week.

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How mature are electricity distributors’ asset management practices?

Published on 29 July 2013

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This year electricity distributors have, for the first time, publicly disclosed self-assessments of the maturity of their asset management practices. These assessments use the asset management maturity assessment tool, or ‘AMMAT’.

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Early Bird registration for October’s conference closes soon

Published on 29 July 2013

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There are fewer than 80 seats left for the Commission’s first ever conference Competition Matters, and early bird prices are still available. We recommend all practitioners, organisations, businesses and consumers interested in joining the dialogue and meeting with other experts get in and register for the October event as soon as they can.

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Update on the Commission's Christchurch rebuild initiative

Published on 24 June 2013

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Over the winter the Commission will be engaging with a range of Canterbury businesses involved in rebuild activities about how to stay clear of breaching the Commerce and Fair Trading Acts.

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New guidelines for schools and parents on school uniforms and supplies

Published on 24 June 2013

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We’ve recently updated our school uniform procurement guidelines to reflect the changing times and make them more user-friendly for schools.

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